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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-24

The Crew at Swan Boat hire would like to wish all our loyal readers a safe, happy and very Merry Christmas. Also would like to say that we all should try to be patient and considerate to all the other users of our beautiful waterways on the Sunny Coast and we'll all have a fantastic and safe Christmas.

Offshore: Christmas Eve, we can expect good conditions with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with seas below 1 metre. While Christmas day will be similar early morning with winds becoming a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly and reaching 15 to 20 knots at times from the late morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore around midday.. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Eric Frie Barwon Banks 92cm Snapper 

Keen angler Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-23

Offshore: Good conditions with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be similar with winds becoming a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Northeasterly winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots with afternoon sea breezes, reaching up to 20 knots inshore at times and seas around 1 metre. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Star Gazer 

Sam Martin caught this excellent eating, Stargazer at Yinni Street, Rockwall on 22nd December.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-12-21

Offshore: Good conditions with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening. Light winds inshore in the early morning, with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be similar with winds becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the middle of the day, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the afternoon. Light northwesterly winds inshore in the early morning and seas around 1 metre. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks on Thursday and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Quality tailor to 48cm in the Cod Hole yesterday. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Paige Donald 48cmTrolcraftRedWhite 

Paige Donald from out at Charleville, with her 48cm tailor taken yesterday near the Cod Hole on a Trollcraft red head silver body lure from instore @swanboathire.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-19

Offshore: Winds will be blowing Easterly at 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day, with seas around the 1m meter mark. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Reuben Jodie Kay 62cm Dusky Flathead 

Reuben and Jodie Kay fished in a Swan Boat Hire polycraft with their parent above the Bli Bli bridge when this 62cm dusky flathead took a liking to one their soft plastics.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-12-18

Offshore: Winds will be blowing East to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Get geared up for Thursday and Friday with conditions improving greatly. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting, bream, flathead and mangrove jack from the lower river. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. School jew, queenfish, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Ellie Heisner Spotty Mackerel 

Ellie Heisner with a solid spotty mackerel caught out from the northern tip of Bribie Island over the weekend.

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